Our spies have caught the first images of the 2011 Alpina B5. See the pictures inside.

Our spies have caught the first images of the 2011 Alpina B5.

Based on the BMW 5-Series, the B5 features new bumpers, a trunk-mounted spoiler, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Inside, we can expect exclusive wood trim, a unique steering wheel, and plenty of Alpina branding.

Power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. Other performance goodies will probably include a 'SWITCH-TRONIC' transmission and a specially-tuned sport suspension.

Look for the Alpina B5 to be unveiled later this year.

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